Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Why in the hell didn't anyone tell me??? My new player collection begins...

The new 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks, Prospects, Rookies, and Unknown Teenagers Wearing Baseball Uniforms came out last Wednesday.
Not including parallels or low numbered inserts, the Braves have 16 cards to chase. Seems doable.
While perusing said checklist, my eyes keyed in on one particular Bravos prospect. An 18 year old right handed pitcher drafted in the 7th round out of Somerset, Pennsylvania.
Meet Ian Stiffler.
Yes. Stiffler.

I can't make this stuff up. How effing sweet is that?

So I will be all in on this prospect... How can I not be? Stiffler? Are you kidding me?

So let's check in on his card checklist as I know it*.
*(that means it's far from comprehensive, if anyone can add to it or correct it, please do)

2013 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects

BDDP65 Ian Stiffler (base)   (Got it!)
  • Blue Parallel #/500
  • Orange Parallel #/250
  • Red Parallel #/5
  • Black Parallel #/1
  • Printing Plates #/1 - 4 Versions

  • BDDP65 Ian Stiffler (Chrome)
  • Refractor
  • Blue Refractor #/99
  • Green Refractor #/75
  • Black Refractor #/35
  • Orange Refractor #/25
  • Red Refractor #/5
  • Superfractor #/1
  • Printing Plates #/1 - 4 Versions
  • Silver Ice Parallel
  • Red Ice Parallel #/25
  • Black Ice Parallel #/1

  • That's 13 cards not numbered /1. Add another 11 1/1's. I'm not kidding myself about those... I'll focus on the first 13.

    By the way... what's that say aboput the direction of our hobby when some kid has 24 cards out there for fans and family to chase, and 11 of them are 1/1? Another two are /5!
    Sad really....

    Oh, and you know there will be an auto request in the mail for an auto from his Mom....

    We'll see how that goes....


    Hackenbush said...

    What's with that image anyway? It reminds me of a holy card. Or a wax figure.

    Captain Canuck said...

    I know! It seems Topps had to do a little airbrushing to get him out of either his Gulf Coast Braves uni or his old high school uni...
    No Steve Avery treatment for him.

    The Big Kahuna said...

    The stiffie is not too far where I live. I've seen him pitch in the high school playoffs and he has a sick arm! He's gonna be one to keep an eye on.

    t parish said...

    I lived 10 miles from Somerset when I was in 7th-10th grade. My brother still lives there and told me a year or two ago to watch for this kid one day.

    Dave H said...

    That is a pretty amazing name. I am sure a few PC's are out there purely based on collectors liking their name. However, you hit the triple whammy with an actual player in your team's farm system having an amazing name and some apparent talent. Good luck with this PC.

    Andreas Klarström said...

    Hi! Super random question.. Do you happen to have a Bonino High Gloss card numbered to 10 from 10-11 UD? I need it badly, so if you do, please send me an e-mail at sphinxdaking[a]msn.com